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Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home with Military Honors presented at 7 p.m.
Justin Jay Strange, age 62, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his home in Flora.
Jay was born November 26, 1954, in Corona, California. He was a graduate of University of Evansville and later earned his Master’s Degree. He worked with computers and computer security throughout his career. Jay worked for Hewlett-Packard in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and later worked for Knapp Oil Company. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in South Carolina, Korea, and Colorado Springs. Jay had an affinity for Cadillacs and motorcycles, was a member of ABATE, and when living in Colorado enjoyed skiing.
He is survived by his father: Jack Strange of Loveland, CO; his mother: Darlene Davis (husband Gary) of Salem; 2 sisters: Jeanette Nichols (husband Rick) of Wentzville, MO, and Sandra Strange of Salem; step-siblings: Gary Davis (wife Julie) of Thompsonville, Jerrod Davis (wife Dorthea) of Okawville, Tawny Davis of California, Cathy Buchanan (husband Gary) of Ft. Collins, CO, and Joey Murray (wife Missy) of Ft. Collins, CO; half-siblings: Dan Whisler of Champaign and Carol Craig of Merritt Island, FL; sister-in-law: Vickie Strange of Flora; 4 nephews and 1 niece: Eric Beard of Wentzville, MO, Stephanie Windhorst (husband Ryan) of Decatur, Tim Rooney (wife Jenifer) of Salem, Jason Strange (wife Andrea) of Olney, and Major Strange (wife Kasey) of Flora; and several great-nephews and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by a brother: Roger Strange.
A visitation for Jay Strange will be held Friday, April 14, 2017, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, with the presentation of military honors at 7p.m. Casual attire is suggested for those attending. Memorial donations in Jay’s memory are suggested to Clay County Cancer Crusaders and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Unbelievable. Jay will be greatly missed at Knapp Oil Co. Such a kind man.
So saddened to hear of Jay's passing. Jay was a great friend to me and my brother. A very kind person. He will be missed. My sympathy to the family....Jay, give my bro (John) a hug for me, I know you will!
My deepest sympathy to all the family at the passing of your loved one. Though each of you know how special Jay was, I think it is important that you know his friends also knew what a wonderful person he was. As his friend since high school days, he and I grew closer in our friendship in our later years after he moved back to this area from Colorado. I introduced Jay to my husband and they became instant friends. My husband called him "Martin" because he thought he looked like Martin Short. Jay didn't mind that at all. He would laugh and say he wished he had Martin Short's money...:) Jay was a kind and gentle soul and always put the needs and feelings of others above his own. Your loss is deep and I pray you will find comfort in knowing how much he was loved and respected outside the family unit. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Godspeed on your journey my dear friend.
From Jay's classmates, both near and far, we send our condolences to you at the passing of your loved one. His smile and kindness will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My memories of Jay go back to high school! He was a good friend and was a groomsman at my wedding. My memories of him are all good! He will be missed! Everyone is in my prayers!
My heart is saddened to hear of the passing of Jay. Please know that prayers are being lifted here in Texas for the entire family.
So sorry to hear of Jay,s passing. He was always such a kind and sweet person. Love and prayers to Darlene and all the family.
All of us at Knapp Oil Citgo in Metropolis, IL will miss Jay so much! We told our fondest Jay stories today at work. Yes, you will be missed greatly! Such a kind soul, and so appreciated. We will always remember and love you. Thank you for being a part of our lives.
Sure will be missed by the Knapp Oil crew.
Darlene and Family- I am so very sorry for your loss. Keep your good memories close and forget all the others. I never knew him, but he sounds like a wonderful person, but his parents are good people. Love you, Darlene.
Jay was such a great person. He seemed to always be smiling and positive. This is a loss for the class of '72.
I am so sorry to hear Jay has passed away I didn't know he was ill. Sending all my love.
I only met Jay a couple of times, but spoke to him numerous times on the phone while he fixed our computer delimas. In fact, I just spoke with him last week. He was definitely a kind soul. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.
Jay was a great guy . Always had a smile for you. I will truly miss him. May God bless his family at this time.
What a kind wonderful man. No question about where you are right now. Love and prayers for everyone who loves you. Your mother and sisters will miss you so much.
My heart breaks to hear this news. Praying for your family and asking for strength and comfort be given to you all.
Darlene, Jack and all family, I am in shock! Please know that mom, Dorothy June, and I are very saddened to learn of Jay's passing. I feel as if I have known him all my life. I heard so many great things about him, and the entire Strange clan, while growing up. Prayers being said for your entire family.
My sinsere condolences to all of Jays family & friends. He will be missed by his Knapp Oil family.
I was so saddened to hear of Jay's passing. He was always a gentle, sweet person and I will miss seeing him at the next class reunion. Jay was fun to talk to and you could tell he cared about others. Dan and I also appreciate his service to our country. Praying for you all.
I'm so sorry for your loss! I will be praying for your family!
So sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. I know you must miss him very much. Love, Kevin and Patty
So sorry to hear about Jay's passing. After high school, I moved so wasn't around any of my classmates but still so sad to hear of anyone so young to pass away. You will get to celebrate your first Easter in heaven.
Feeling very sad to hear of Jay"passing. I didn't know he was ill. I always enjoyed talking to Jay, when he would stop by . A very nice young man!
My deepest sympathies to Jay's family & friends. Was such a great classmate to loose.
So sorry for all the family. Sorry I couldnt make it
Thoughts and prayers to family, friends, and acquaintances.
I was saddened to learn of Jay's passing. I am so sorry for your loss.